Truth in the Tinsel Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I suppose the Christmas race has officially begun now, and with that in mind, I wanted to share with you an advent devotional my kids and I will be doing this year. I know that there are many worthy Advent studies. (For instance, I […]
Welcome back to Science September at Redeemedreader! Last week, we heard from Janie on Science Biographies, as well as Betsy on some of her favorite Science Picture Books. Today, I’ll share three of my favorites, but I want to begin by introducing a guest reviewer who was kind enough to share one of her most […]
One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! by Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder. Science Naturally, 2013. When I was growing up, I always enjoyed reading Encyclopedia Brown books. Before I read the solutions at the end, I tried to catch the seemingly casual, crucial details in the chapter that enabled the […]
THE BOOK REVIEW When Edgar Met Cecil. Peachtree Publishers, 2013. 32 pgs. Ages 4-8. Kevin Luthardt is an author-illustrator who has had a pretty big impact on our family through his picture book entitled Larabee. (You can read about that in our 2012 interview with him.) So imagine my delight upon learning that just in time […]
This week in our Summer Reading Challenge, we’re visiting Greece. So, thanks to our newest addition to the Redeemedreader family, Hayley Schoeppler, for leading us today and in our recent Lightning Thief post! Maybe it was the influence of Percy Jackson, maybe it was the D’Aulaires, but now you have a reader who wants to […]
A break from Summer Reading Challenge reviews today! Boy + dog is a solid formula that’s been in play in the literary world for decades. How many of you read Old Yeller in school? Flipped through Tin Tin comics growing up? Watched endless TV episodes of Lassie? New Boy + Dog Books There have been […]
“There is properly no history, only biography,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson—an exaggeration with a lot of truth in it. When I was growing up, I devoured the Childhood of Famous Americans Series, which fictionalized the formative years of over 200 noteworthy individuals, many of whom I’d never heard of. I liked biography at least as […]
In our Summer Reading Challenge, we’ve just read the story of Nate Saint, one of the men who entered glory alongside Jim Elliot trying to reach the Auca people in South America. And while many of us may not be called to the foreign mission field as Nate did, we certainly have many opportunities to […]
Introduction We’ve added a Summer Reading Challenge tab at the top of our website, to help you keep up with the posts as the summer goes on. Here’s a link if you’d like to check it out! This week in our trip Around the World in 60 Days, we’re staying in the U.S. for a […]
Aside from the beach, nothing says “summertime” and “American” more than a game of baseball, complete with hot dog, iced beverage, bleachers, and the elusive foul ball dropping into the stands. Our local Minor League team has great promotions all summer that include regular fireworks, $1 hot dog night, bring-your-dog night, and many more. AND, […]
As noted in last Tuesday’s post, I encountered Maurice Sendak when I was myself a child. My acquaintance with Russell Hoban had to wait until I had children of my own, and we met over that classic childhood dilemma: going to bed and staying there. Bedtime for Frances, published in 1960, introduced a self-willed, imaginative, […]
Subscribe / Connect
- Sci-fi Short Story Finalists: VOTE FOR A WINNER! November 16, 2013
- Some Words About Wordless Books November 15, 2013
- Septimus Heap October 23, 2013
- Anselm: An Interview with Simonetta Carr October 16, 2013
- Looking Forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas November 12, 2013
- Betsy: I would have to ditto Megan's comments 100%!!! :-...
- Megan: Oooh, I LOVE The Snow Queen! And I am an admirer o...
- Emily: Thanks for chiming in, Melissa! Great to hear tha...
- Redeemed Reader Podcast | David Walton\'s Fiction: […] recently had the privilege of being a gu...
- Melissa Deming: I love Truth in the Tinsel. We've done this for t...